I took part in my second NaNoWriMo this November, hoping to get a big chunk of Sand and Bones drafted and I made it to 50,464 words! That makes me a winner. See above. <grin>
I did NaNoWriMo in 2014 to draft The Archimedean Heart and it went really smoothly. This time, it was an absolute slog. The NaNoWriMo web site tracks your daily progress on a chart and mine was pretty telling. A week of hitting the daily word count goal then plateauing out for a couple of weeks. This meant that I had a lot of catching up to do. The last week was intense. I wrote 4,000+ words on a couple of days and boy did I feel it. My neck and shoulders are still sore!
I still have to write another 20-30K words which means I’m aiming for a busy December.